‘Munchausen by Internet’ and the dangers of self-diagnosing mental health issues on TikTok

 ADHD in the News 2021-09-09

Down the rabbit hole that is mental health TikTok—a place where people with disabilities and mental illnesses can come to vent, joke, and relate to others about the troubles of what it means to exist with a disorder or disease—you will be asked a series of questions to see where you might fit in...As mental health awareness improves, there comes a troubling trend of young people diagnosing themselves with a mental illness, which can be a mood, personality, or anxiety disorder, but can also range to disabilities like autism or Tourette’s.